Picture type: Portraiture, specializing in the fanart realm.
Date of pictures: Newest to oldest.
Ah, she was fun to draw. Considering I don't draw foals very often Ithink she came out quite well. Her coat is based off of a picture of Shiska when she was a day old, hence the lightening down the legs and around the muzzle. Do you realize how hard a chestnut coat is to draw?? It has brown, gold, orange, red, and cream in it all at once! It was a bit of a challenge, but I enjoyed it. :D
Wow. Another Anthro-Mizzie that I really loved how he came out! *spazzes* Initially I was afraid that he would look terribly silly with that vest on, but the contrast of the red vest and gold coat is absolutely stunning to my eyes. His hind legs gave me fits, but overall I really like how this worked out.
Or Anthro-Erik, for short. This was drawn while I was sick (I was very bored). Basically it's just pen and ink with colored pencil; no reference.
Someone said the 'S' word...
The 'S' word being 'short', of course. Edward Elric (in the red coat) hates being called short, and Dark Mousy (with the wings) loves to tease people. So...this happened. I drew this on 1/19/09 as a gift for the voice actor Vic Mignogna, who 'played' these two characters. It was a nice opportunity to use my Prismacolor pencils as well (my black pencil is nearly nonexistent at this point...) These characters are from anime, but I prefered to draw them in my own style because I can't draw anime very well.
Fagin the Jew
I watched 'Oliver!' a couple of weeks ago and had the urge to draw Fagin. He's a very fun character in the musical, much more so than Oliver. The clothes were drawn from memory--I watched him very closely during the course of the movie, but even so it's pretty fortunate that I got them even half-way right. Drawn with a mechanical pencil.
This is my personal favorite thus far, and (obviously) is a drawing of Han Solo. I got the picture from the cover of my brothers' copy of Star Wars Weapons and Technology. I don't do too many 'original' portraits, mostly because I still have some trouble with drawing people without stretching them WAY out of proportion. Some of my later pictures will allude to that.
He's there, the Phantom of the Opera'! Okeydokey, so this was one of my first full-body-drawings. He's a mite tall, but at the time I was being very deliberate at making him long and lean.
Gah...I'm almost embarrassed of this now. Ahem, okay. So I decided that, to improve my people-drawing-abilities, I was going to draw the Les Amis de l'ABC (pronounced like 'abased') the way I envisioned them. Well, let's just say that I envisioned them as very lean, long, lanky college boys.
Enjolras, in the book Les Mis, is described as 'angelically beautiful'. Yes, he is a guy. He's just a very pretty guy. And he doesn't care for that title. He's very uptight (described by the other members of the ABC as a 'chaste golden statue' and 'Apollo') and revolutionary-minded. That wording to his right is actually Enjolras' description in the book, but abridged. The Hugomaster goes on for about four pages in my copy about this guy...talk about favoritism.
Les Amis: Combeferre
Combeferre is the unofficial second-in-command of the ABC; his personal quote is 'Revolution, but civilization', meaning that in the midst of a revolution people must not forget the necessity of peace and harmony, respectively. Combeferre is really very well-known amongst Mizzies for the crackdown on Marius. In the book Marius is a Bonapartist, and at one of the meetings he expounds for nearly two pages about the virtues of Bonaparte. After his rant he says, in regards to the virtues of Bonaparte "What could be greater?" Combeferre instantly says, "To be free." *shrug* It's just a great part.
Les Amis: Joly
Ah, Joly. This was perhaps one of my favorite of the Amis boys to draw. Joly is a finicky hypochondriac, and although the book doesn't expound on him much he remains one of my favorite characters.
Les Amis: Jehan
Yeah, I know it says 'Jean Prouvaire', but his nickname's Jehan. He's a hopeless romantic, and a poet.
Les Amis: Feuilly
Okay...this was probably one of my least favorite, personally, mostly because I liked how everything looks by itself but put together he looks kinda weird. Feuilly is a fan-maker, and his most noteworthy trait according to l'Hugomaster is that he earns three francs a day (20 sous, or cents, equals a franc). Not much is said about this fellow, unfortunately, because he's one of my favorite characters, after Joly, Jean Prouvaire, and Courfeyrac.
Les Amis: Bahorel
Ah, Bahorel. A fun character--he's the sort of person that LOVES a good knock-down drag-out fight. In addition to his temper, he is a loafer, hence the quote. I tested out facial hair on him because none of the guys I've drawn before him have had more than small sideburns. I rather like the look, it just suits him.
Les Amis: Grantaire
Oh, you silly sot. Grantaire is the one member of the Amis who doesn't passionately believe in something. He's basically a drunkard that tags along because he finds the other members amusing; he's also the cynic in the group. He actually has an ideal of sorts: he hero-worships Enjolras, who despises him. It's pretty much a lose-lose situation for the fellow.
This was one of my favorites to draw; I got my younger brother to pose for me. Let's just say there were some strange looks from my parents that evening...
Les Amis: Courfeyrac
Courfeyrac (or Courfey, as I affectionately refer to him) is probably the most flamboyent member of the ABC. He's rather a lady's man, and the font I used for this describes his personality very well.
Les Amis: Laigle
Laigle is unlucky. To get an idea of HOW unlucky, he's bald in his mid-twenties and loses lots of monetary investments over faulty speculation. But he's cheerfully unlucky. In other words, I guess he's a pretty cool character. He's Joly's roommate whenever he's thrown out of his normal lodgings.